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Reaching Out

Shining a Light on Our Dark Secret

Janet M. Neal | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Janet M. Neal

On my 11 hour drive home from vacation yesterday, I listened to about three hours of analysis, commentary, and dialogue on the horrors currently occur...

More of the Real Story Behind the LGBT MBA Job Fair Story

Matt Kidd | Posted 07.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Kidd

Why did I raise my hand to go into the non-profit world? Because despite the legal equality progress our community has made, we've yet to reach the status of "out" in the workplace. I truly believe our work educating and connecting LGBTQ students from the point they launch their careers will get us closer to that goal.

47 Years Later, These Vietnam War Photos Still Haunts Us

Posted 11.04.2013 | World

In October of 1966, the Vietnam War had already been raging for nearly 11 years. Thousands of troops were still fighting, and in their midst a courage...

Theodor Geisel Was Right

Tom Gerdy | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

The next time you think about giving up trying to make a difference, I ask you to go to the words of Theodor Geisel, quoted as saying, "Sometimes, the questions are complicated, and the answers are simple."

Volunteering -- Selflessness or Selfishness?

Tom Gerdy | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

I have spent many hours over the past twenty-five years volunteering with Habitat For Humanity. As a carpenter and a believer in reaching out to those around me, it is a perfect fit.

The Risk I Absolutely Had To Take

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.09.2013 | Fifty
Mark Rubinstein

Some weeks ago, I had two exhilarating experiences. I decided to reconnect with old friends. These weren't guys I knew from let's say, 10 or 15 years ago. The friendships went very far back.

On Taking Your Own Advice

Janet M. Neal | Posted 03.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Janet M. Neal

Life is not all rosy all the time. Sometimes we get a splinter in our soul. Something is there that doesn't belong and until we get it out -- all of it out -- it is painful.

7 Reasons You Should Reach Out To Every Person Ever

HelloGiggles | Posted 02.21.2012 | Women

1) We're all alone well, kind of. This sounds grim, but it's not! There is a freedom in realizing and embracing the fact that at the end of the day ...

The Real Jersey Shore

Tom Gerdy | Posted 01.08.2012 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

During the last two decades, we have witnessed the emergence of a phenomenon that has become known as reality television. Reality shows have become a ...

Inclusion Begins With 'Hello'

Deborah Plummer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Plummer

The cumulative effect of not being recognized, even after initiating a hello, is a slight that can feel like a result of racism, however benign the intentions might be.

For It's Money They Have and Peace They Lack

Tom Gerdy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Gerdy

We are all surrounded with opportunities to reach out and make someone's life better. If you lack peace, you will find it there. The question is: "Are you willing to go the distance?"

Finish Your Unfinished Business

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

The Today Show featured a segment recently about people over 50 getting fired and how it changed their lives for the better. One guest, Lee Kravitz, ...

5 Ways To Help A Friend In Crisis

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

It's hard to know how to counsel friends when they are in the midst of a severe crisis. But here are a few things that I've learned along the way.

Are You Hiding Behind the Bible?

Tom Gerdy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tom Gerdy

In these challenging times, it is more important than ever that we ask ourselves, "Am I hiding behind the Bible, or am I reaching out and living the message?"